For the past two years I’ve been pretty much embroiled in a passionate love affair with Ellesmere Port indie rockers The Fallows, ever since first catching them supporting Detroit Social Club, God rest their soul, at Liverpool’s Shipping Forecast I just can’t seem to get enough of these boys. And with good reason too the release of tracks such as The Caine, Lazy Eye and Shoot Your Gun alongside performances at Chester Rocks, when it actually rocked, Y Not Festival and collaborations with The Verve’s Simon Jones would make any girl or boy in fact go weak at the knees! This time last year The Fallows had my heart racing as they prepared to share a stage with fellow favourites Sounds of Guns at their end of tour show at Liverpool’s O2 Academy, this year they’re at it again as they get ready to release latest EP Fireworks.
After first hearing Fireworks live at a sold out homecoming gig last September I instantly thought this track would be one to set The Fallows firmly alight, little did I know it would be released alongside old favourite The Debutant and with such great new offerings as Shut Your Eyes, Sparks and Streets as a five track EP, with not one, but two gigs lined up for its release. Returning to local haunts The Box in Crewe on Friday 26th April and Telford’s Warehouse in Chester on the 27th they have one hell of a party lined up and that’s just for starters, with yet another eventful summer on the horizon it’s an exciting time to be a fan of The Fallows. Not only are they about to release such a stellar EP, but they’ve also been confirmed to play a number of festivals including Shropshire’s Osfest in May a festival boasting Indie legends The Enemy as one of this year’s headline acts excited you fuckin should be.
Whilst the current focus is firmly on the upcoming release of EP Fireworks The Fallows are already making plans for further releases later this year with live dates to support, if you’re lucky enough to have caught them play recently you’ll know exactly why this excites me so much. The pace at which The Fallows are crafting new songs is equally matched by just how quickly they’re perfecting them live I’m still blown away by their performance back in February for This Feeling at Manchester’s iconic FAC251. Debuting potential future release Mind Control this performance was quite simply mind blowing The Fallows had seriously upped their game in the short few months I’d not seen them live and have continued to smash every gig they’ve played since. This band seriously get better and better with each performance it’s little wonder the EP launch gigs are so hotly anticipated The Fallows are one of the most exciting upcoming bands around I can’t wait to see where this journey takes them. Take my advice and listen to Simon Jones “catch them in a small venue while you still have the chance.”
Fireworks is due for release on 26th April downloadable from iTunes with a limited number available on hard copy, you can catch The Fallows live:
26/04/13 – The Box, Crewe
27/04/13 – Telford’s Warehouse, Chester
10/05/13 – Night & Day Cafe, Manchester
26/05/13 – Osfest Festival, Shropshire
16/06/13 – Ravenstonedale Music Festival, Cumbria
With further appearances to be confirmed at a later date.
Fi Carroll // @Dirtyroknroller